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OPPO Reno6 And OPPO Reno6 Z — The Best Mid-rangers In Photography And Videography Right Now

OPPO Reno6 And OPPO Reno6 Z — The Best Mid-rangers In Photography And Videography Right Now

by Raja IdrisAugust 9, 2021
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Aiming to get your hands on a smartphone that’ll do the job in photography or video shooting? Well here’s why you should take a look at OPPO’s latest mid-range offering: the OPPO Reno6 and OPPO Reno6 Z.

OPPO Reno6 Z & OPPO Reno6

OPPO Reno6 & OPPO Reno6 Z

OPPO Reno6 & OPPO Reno6 Z

Before we start, let’s put some of the specs that differentiate both devices out of the way first, as you can see from the table below:

Specs OPPO Reno6 Z OPPO Reno6
CPU MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G
Display 6.4-inch AMOLED (1080×2400), 60Hz refresh rate, 90.8% body-to-screen ratio 6.4-inch AMOLED (1080×2400), 90Hz refresh rate, up to 180Hz touch sampling, 91.7% body-to-screen ratio
Rear Camera 64MP f/1.7, PDAF
8MP f/2.2, wide
2MP f/2.4, macro
64MP f/1.7, PDAF
8MP f/2.2 wide
2MP f/2.4, macro
Color Temperature Sensor
Motors Z-axis linear motors
Battery 4310mAh
30W VOOC 4.0 fast charging
65W SuperVOOC 2.0
Dimensions 160.2 x 73.3 x 7.97mm 156.8 x 72.1 x 7.59mm
Weight 173g 182g
ColorOS ColorOS 11.1, AON, 10 layers cooling system ColorOS 11.3, VC Liquid Cooling System


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The OPPO Reno6 Z and Reno6 both comes with a 32MP selfie camera, as well as the same camera setup at the back where they offer a 64MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP macro sensor. With that said, they offer quite the package and would fit any photography situations that you might want to take. To top it off, the 64MP plus OPPO’s AI algorithm make the Reno6 Z loaded with innovative portrait features to take advantage of.

Thanks to their 64MP main camera, you can capture ultra-high resolution and as you can see from the 2nd and 3rd image, there’s a lot of details to be seen, even when zoomed in at 100%. You can also make use of OPPO’s exclusive Image Clear Engine technology as well as copy your favourite portrait styles with a single click with AI Palette.

Bokeh Flare Portrait

One of the key highlights of the OPPO Reno6 series is the Bokeh Flare Portrait mode, which is available for both front and back cameras. With just a simple click, the mode automatically transforms background lights in bokeh light spots and brighten portrait subjects. You can see clearly that with the mode, it really does make a big impact and make low-light subjects to be seen more visibly. The Reno6 has the ability to run it for videos as well but if you’re a person who loves taking photos instead, the one on the Reno6 Z is more than enough.

This feature can massively help you take stunning shots for things like city nightscapes, romantic sky dining, birthday parties, carnival, or basically anything that you can think of. The possibility is big.

Taking your portrait beautification to the next level

So not only does the series impress when it comes to photography but they also offer a beautiful experience for your videos. There’s features such as Portrait Beautification Video that allows the software to deliver subtle and natural beautification effects for your portrait videos.

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As you can see from the image above, the OPPO Reno6 Z also comes with Dual-View Video functionality, allowing you to record videos from both sides of the cameras simultaneously, allowing you to tell the bigger story and be more creative. You can easily showcase your experience for example in a concert or even singing a duet with someone, literally showing perspective of both sides.

There is also the Focus Tracking feature, allowing for video auto-focusing capabilities. This means that the subjects in your video will always stay in focus and don’t appear blurry or out of focus. It’s certainly helpful when you’re trying to capture a moving subject such as in sports as shown in the video.


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When it comes to the design, both the Reno6 and Reno6 Z comes in OPPO’s Reno Glow Design. Not only that they look great, but they also feel great as well, thanks to their matte finish at the back.

They come with a lightweight and thin design, weighing in around 173g and fits easily on your palm as well as slide easily into your pocket.

Coming with two variant: Aurora and Stellar Black, the former is inspired by the wildest depths of the company’s imagination, just like the dazzling Northern lights. As for Stellar Black, it adds a new dimension to the classic black plus with a dynamic, shimmering, transparent, and constantly changing visual effect with OPPO Reno Glow, just like the cherry on top.


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We’ve talked mostly on the software so far, well here’s the hardware side of things. With the Reno6 Z, it packs a Dimensity 800U 5G chipset that delivers optimal performance. To improve and receive better 5G connection, a 360-degree antenna has been introduced to the phone.

It packs 8GB RAM that’s mated with 128GB of internal storage, similar to the Reno6, which is more than enough to offer you a buttery smooth experience and space to keep all your contents. If that seems not enough for you, there’s the RAM Expansion function to benefit from. You can choose to convert parts of your storage to virtual RAM. You have the freedom to adjust the volume of expansion in three adjustment of an additional 2GB/3GB/5GB expanded memory.

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Let’s say that you want to save and maximize your battery even further, you can simply use the Super Power Saving Mode plus the Super Nighttime Standby feature should the need arise.

Exclusively for the Reno6 Z, there’s Air Gestures that allow you to scroll on your phone without even touching it. We all know sometimes our hands are just too busy doing something so this feature can come in handy. It can recognize specific gestures that allow you to scroll through your social media apps, video apps, and more. Not to forget, you can also swipe up to answer your calls.


The OPPO Reno6 series comes with Hyperboost 4.0 technology that gives you a better experience when it comes to gaming. Issues such as long loading times, lag, battery drain, overheating, and unstable can be avoided with it as it can reduce the phone’s power consumption by 10% and lower the temperature increase by 1 degree, all without dropping the performance.

Aside from that, it can better balance power consumption by automatically optimizing CPU and GPU frequency during gameplay for a better experience.

OPPO Reno6 series the best mid-rangers right now

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As you can see the OPPO Reno6 series has got what you need in a mid-range device. Priced at RM1,699 for the OPPO Reno6 Z and RM2,399 for the Reno6. There’ a special pre-order period going on right now where you can bag yourself sweet freebies worth RM779.

In addition to that, OPPO Brand Store and My OPPO Space’s Exclusive Privilege will get you extra free gifts worth up to RM228 which includes a 1-Year Screen Damage Protection and Limited Edition Shopping Bag.

On the other hand, My OPPO Member’s Exclusive Privilege gets you a RM100 Promo code (1 redemption per My OPPO Member) that’s valid from now till the 7th of September 2021. You can find this deal available at My OPPO Space, OPPO Brand Store, Authorized Dealer Store, OPPO Official Online Store, as well as E-Commerce Partners. Not to forget, there’s also an exclusive Digi x OPPO RM100 Promo Code for you to grab.

Here’s the Terms and Conditions for their pre-order. You can purchase both devices by heading to the following links and their respective stores:

OPPO Reno6 Z @ OPPO Store

OPPO Reno6 @ OPPO Store

OPPO Reno6 Z @ Shopee

OPPO Reno6 @ Shopee

OPPO Reno6 Z @ Lazada

OPPO Reno6 @ Lazada

This is an exclusive article for OPPO Malaysia.

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Raja Idris
The name's King, Kingky King. Likes to keep it simple and straightforward. A person who games regardless of what platform. Need value for money performance? Get AMD.